Rhinoplasty is aimed to give the nose a more aesthetic look. The purpose of nose aesthetics is to get the closest results to natural. The nose is also a very important part of physical attractiveness, that is why rhinoplasty is one of the most preferred plastic surgeries of all time. These surgeries can be done for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Rhinoplasty surgeries are still the most performed surgery in the world and in our country. So how much rhinoplasty costs in general?
Rhinoplasty can be done with many techniques. Of course, the scope of the intervention determines the technique which affects the cost of the rhinoplasty surgery. If it is only a correction or removal at the nose tip, the nose tip can be lifted without even surgery. Besides, there are many techniques applied to significant conditions, if we are to briefly look at them;
In open rhinoplasty, a 2-3-millimeter incision is made in the bridge-shaped area that separates the two nostrils that called the columella. When it is combined with intranasal incisions, the entire nose skeleton can be seen by reversing the skin. In this way, both nose deformities can be seen, and corrections are made easier.
In the closed rhinoplasty approach, the nasal cartilage and nasal bones are reached with the incisions made inside the nostrils. Nose bones and cartilage can also be effectively shaped with this approach.
Nose Tip Rhinoplasty (Tip-Plasty)
In the nose tip rhinoplasty, nose wings and cartilage on the tip of the nose are shaped. The bone structure and nose belt have not interfered. Nose tip surgery does not straighten the nose belt. However, when the nose tip is moved to a higher level than the nose belt, the arched appearance disappears.
Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty / Piezzo Rhinoplasty
In this technique, nasal bones are shaped using ultrasonic sound waves and a micro saw that cuts the bone. These technologies greatly increase the sensitivity of surgery on the bone. Bone shifts after surgery, unwanted fracture lines, bone irregularities, step deformities, nasal bone roughness are much less common.
Septorhinoplasty aims to straighten the curviness in the nose bone or the cartilage. The surgery involves correcting the septum structure, which is the curve inside the nose. Asymmetries in the nose wings, differences in the nostrils, nose tip curvatures can also be improved during the septorhinoplasty.
Undesirable consequences are inevitable in a few patients after rhinoplasty surgery. Corrective surgeries are called revision rhinoplasty or secondary rhinoplasty. In revision rhinoplasty, it may be necessary to make a cartilage supplement to the nose from outside to support the nasal structure.
Revision with Rib Cartilage Graft
Additional cartilage sources are needed in cases with advanced cartilage deficiency in the nose after rhinoplasty, nose tip collapse and, reverse V deformity. Since the inner nose cartilage is insufficient, cartilage material that can provide structural support is taken from the ribs.
Rhinoplasty with Ear Cartilage
Advanced deformations in the nose tip cartilage and nose tip deficiencies may require the transplant of the ear cartilage to the nasal tip. The technique of rhinoplasty with ear cartilage is used in the treatment of volume deficiencies on nose tip, nose tip cartilage weaknesses, nose wing asymmetries.
Rhinoplasty costs vary depending on the technique, duration, difficulty, surgeon's experience, hospital prices, country, and the city of the surgery. It is impossible to set a clear price without a consultation, yet rhinoplasty costs are relatively cheaper in Istanbul. It is possible to reach good surgeons at reasonable prices.
When comparing the rhinoplasty costs, the price in European countries is twice or even three times more expensive than in Turkey. Another aspect that affects the rhinoplasty cost is the preferences of the patient. Patients should be aware that, more luxurious hospitals, more experienced surgeons, and more supplementary services are always available, yet they all increase the cost of the surgery.